Education and Engagement

Set in 185 hectares, Orana Wildlife Park is NZ’s only open range zoo. We specialise in providing memorable experiences that connect people with nature in unique biodiverse settings.  Our team is passionate about educating and inspiring visitors to care about the environment and conservation issues.


A visit to Orana provides a truly authentic, inclusive and enriching learning experience where ngā ākonga can observe and learn about the plight of NZ’s and the world’s endangered species. Motivating young people to help them discover how they can play a part in protecting species and become ngā kiatiaki of our precious taiao is a key highlight. Ngā ākonga take part in experiences that cannot be replicated inside a classroom, including hand-feeding our majestic giraffe, meeting NZ’s only gorillas, encountering mischievous kea and much more.


We look forward to welcoming you and your tamariki soon!

Zoo School Pricing

Year 1-10 $10.00pp

Year 11-13 $12.00pp

Adults One free of charge per 10 students

Additional Adults $18.00, Must be included on invoice